The air we breathe mostly consists of nitrogen and oxygen gases. Other gases (in lower concentrations) include argon, carbon dioxide, neon, helium, methane (CH4), krypton, hydrogen and xenon. The Environmental Protection Agency lists six common air pollutants: ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and lead.
What are the causes of this pollution, what are volatile organic compounds and how do we help to improve air quality in our region? Explore this section to learn the answers to these questions and more including how to reduce your indoor air pollution and create a healthier home setting.